John Legend joined the socially estranged chorus on ‘Never Break’ and ‘Glory’ for the ‘Macy’s 4th of July’ special

John Legend brought his emotional ballad “Never Break” to 2020 Macy’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks on NBC on Saturday (July 4).

Sitting at the piano in a party-ready red outfit, Legend sang the Greater love track, which he also recently performed for the BET Awards.

He seemed to be alone until he got to the song’s chorus, when a chorus, safely separated, joined him on vocals.

Later in the show, Legend returned with “Glory”.

As part of that performance, he said: “Today, when we celebrate July 4, we must remember that not all were free at that time. Too many of our brothers and sisters were not free. The ideals that this nation represents, we are not yet height. We have to keep fighting, keep marching, to get closer to freedom. “

“Keep marching with us,” Legend encouraged.

The July 4 television special this year was based in New York City, but featured musical performances filmed by artists from across the country. Brad Paisley opened the show, which was also attended by Lady A, The Killers, Tim McGraw and The Black Eyed Peas, in addition to award-winning national youth poet Amanda Gorman.

An encore presentation airs at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.